måndag 28 juli 2008

Sundance - Sundance

This is a groovy one from my own neighbourhood of Sweden. A mixture of jazz and funk with some vocals, but its mostly instrumental workouts. Plenty of electronics going on. This one is pretty rare too, I imagine its even rarer outside of sweden so dont skip this one up now that you've come across it. Released on Harvest in 1976. The players are too numerous and I'm too tired to list them all, but check the back cover (included in the zip. file) for full details.
  1. Yea Yea
  2. Some Drunk
  3. Buster
  4. Aspects
  5. So Soft


torsdag 24 juli 2008

Gene Russell - Talk To My Lady

Here's a quick post before I go to bed. Released on Black Jazz in 1973, this record is pretty much the usual Black Jazz-sound, plus there's a sort of pop-jazz version of You Are The Sunshine Of My Life. Get Down is fine ass, funky jazz with a heavy bassline intro. Players are Henry Franklin on bass, Calvin Keys on guitar, Ndugu on drums, Charles Weaver on conga drums and Eddie Gee joins in on tambourine.

  1. Talk To My Lady
  2. Get Down
  3. Me And Mrs. Jones
  4. For Heaven's Sake
  5. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  6. Blues Suite
  7. My Favorite Things
  8. If You Could See Me Now

Link removed at the request of Black Jazz Records

torsdag 17 juli 2008

Mel Brown - Blues For We

Released on Impulse in 1969, this LP consists mostly of bluesy guitar playing on top of some soulful grooves. Mel also gives a vocal performance on Twist & Shout. Produced by Bob Thiele and arranged by Artie Butler. No info on the other players.
  1. Twist & Shout
  2. Blues For We
  3. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
  4. Son Of A Preacher Man
  5. Set Me Free
  6. Freaky Zeke
  7. Indian Giver
  8. Stranger On The Shore

(The back cover has got the playing order wrong on tracks 6 and 7)


onsdag 16 juli 2008

Mike Nock - Succubus

This album by pianist Mike Nock was released in 1980 on Sutra Records. Mike is most known to me as founder of The Fourth Way, a jazz-rock group that released two albums (that I know of) in the end of the 60's/beginning of the 70's. This is a little more in a straight jazz direction, although there's still some fusion in there, especially on the track Mind Blind. Alex Foster is playing saxophone, Ratso Harris bass, Tom Rainey drums and Ray Mantilla is playing percussion.
  1. Dawn Bird
  2. Recollections
  3. Mind Blind
  4. Love Child
  5. Six Miles
  6. Succubus


tisdag 15 juli 2008

David Liebman - Light'n Up Please

A very groove oriented outing by David Liebman, who is perhaps most famous for his time playing alongside Miles Davis. I would actually say this album should be judged as a funk album rather than as a jazz album. AMG trashed it in their review, but I think, apart from a couple of snoozer moments, that this is pretty fucking groovy. And it should be, since James Browns old partner Pee-Wee Ellis is producing and playing. Its not a fantastic record but definitely worth checking out if youre into jazz-funk.
This record isnt very expensive, I just checked on ebay and there was a ton of used copys there if you should want to own it.
  1. Light'n Up Please
  2. Children Of The Ghetto
  3. Tranquillity Of The Protective Aura
  4. The Fonz's Strut
  5. Got To Work
  6. Chicken Soup
  7. Exquisite Torture
  8. Win Your Love
  9. Slow Dance On The Killing Ground


Isao Suzuki Trio - Black Orpheus

Another album by a bassplayer, this was released on the japanese Three Blind Mice label. This one has actually been reissued recently, but I imagine that in some parts of the world it might be tough to to find as anything but an expensive import. However, if you really like it I urge you to buy it.
The session features Isao Suzuki on bass and cello, Donald Bailey on drums and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on rhodes and piano.
The sound is mostly jazzy with a hint of funkiness on Manha De Carnaval, which is also my favorite track on the album (the rhodes sound especially lovely on that one).
  1. Manha De Carnaval
  2. Angel Eyes
  3. Who Can I Turn To
  4. In a Sentimantal Mood
  5. Blues


måndag 14 juli 2008

Richard Davis - Dealin'

This album was released on Muse in 1974. The first side is made up of a couple of funky jazz groovers while the second side is on a more mellow tip. The session is led by bassist Richard Davis, who also wrote the tunes. Marvin Peterson is on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on saxophone, Paul Griffin plays Piano, Rhodes, Organ and Clavinet, David Spinozza plays guitar and Freddie Waits is on drums.
  1. What'd You Say
  2. Dealin'
  3. Julie's Rag Doll
  4. Sweet'n
  5. Sorta
  6. Blues For Now


Did steve tell you that per chance?

Ok, this blogspot is for me to put up vinyl-rips. When I want an album of mine added on my mp3 player, I usually do a blogsearch for it, rather than ripping it from my vinyl copy. I do this beacause im lazy. When I cant find the record im looking for I rip it from my vinyl copy.
From now on, I will be sharing those rips with you, right here, on this blog.

As for the genre of these records, it will mostly consist of jazz, funk, soul and records related to these genres.

And I am no audiophile with expensive equipment, but I will be doing my best to do the original recordings justice (any feedback on my ripping will be greatly appreciated).

On a personal note; Im 20 years old, I live in Sweden and im addicted to Vinyl.

Oh, and as for the name of this blog, I just wrote down the first thing on my mind which happened to be the first lines spoken by Tina Turner in her song Bold Soul Sister (its not an exact quote since I felt I had to include "music" somewhere in the title)
Hope you'll find something here that brightens up your day.